When KaTarra Taylor adopted Bentley, he’d already lived in four other homes. His anxiety and medical issues were too much for most people to handle, but Taylor knew he deserved a chance at a happy forever home, and refused to give up on him.
Together, Taylor and Bentley were able to work through a lot of his anxiety issues, and even though he still struggles, he’s getting better every day, and his mom wouldn’t trade him for anything in the world.
“He’s half sweet doofus and half cranky grandpa,” Taylor told The Dodo.
When she first adopted Bentley, Taylor lived in a one-bedroom apartment. She knew that wasn’t going to be enough space for the 120-pound dog long-term — so she decided to upgrade.
“I ended up buying a townhouse so we could stay together,” Taylor said. “It had an enclosed patio that I knew he would like. I couldn’t afford a house with a yard, but I thought I could turn the patio into a small yard with the right help.”
Bentley always loved hanging out in the grass whenever he and his mom would go for walks or to the park, and his mom desperately wanted him to have some grass of his own that he could hang out on whenever he wanted. The task seemed daunting at first, but after enlisting the help of her boyfriend, they finally got to work transforming the patio into the perfect space for Bentley.
“I finally decided it was time to get this done last week,” Taylor said. “My boyfriend Nick was able to get it all done in one day for under $400.”
After several hours of work, the yard was finally complete …
… and Taylor couldn’t wait to show Bentley, and really hoped he would like it as much as she wanted him to.
Taylor brought Bentley outside, and as soon as he saw his new grassy yard, Taylor knew she had made the right call and that all of the work had been worth it.
“Bentley immediately laid down and just stayed there for several hours,” Taylor said. “He seems so happy with it.”
Now, Bentley loves lying out on his grass all the time, and it’s definitely become his new favorite napping spot. After everything he went through early on in his life, his mom is so happy that he finally has a backyard space to call his own — as well as the perfect forever home.